VOLUNTEER DAY AT FRIEND ANIMAL SANCTUARY KENT

Meet at Charing Cross Mainline Station 9.15am by the ticket office - or drive to Friend 89 BushRd

We will be helping out at a vegan-run sanctuary for rescued farmed animals.
Bring wellies and a snack though a (very tasty) vegan meal is usually provided by the sanctuary. Lifts to and from Paddock Wood Station are available. These visits are always enjoyable and a chance to meet like-minded people and interact with many animals (normally including feeding them).......we usually leave around 5pm but people can leave earlier if they want of course.

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  • Jane A

    Hi sorry all that it turned out to be uncertain - i would have just cancelled but some still wanted to try so didnt think i should people not go if they could go!...did anyone get there - let us know if you did - but please sign up for the next one.....jx

    January 19, 2013

    • Sebastian

      We could try to organise the travel to Kent a bit better. Maybe one comment for the ones going by train and another for others going by car (maybe stating from where and when and if the would be willing to ride share).

      1 · January 19, 2013

    • Jane A

      yup i agree - i think the weather conditions didnt help - but will post something along those lines on this meetup on vegan site - i cant change the one on animal rights - please sign up for the event on here otherwise it will not get shown if there are < than 3 agreeing to go! jx

      January 19, 2013

  • Martin

    Were going. that's 3 of us going from Sussex. Can't see any snow so should be good.

    January 19, 2013

    • Martin

      Chis I was going to park the bike and walk the rest of the way but I was a bit concerned that if it started to snow it would take too long to get back to the bike....It was not snowing at tonbridge just a bit of black ice on the ground.....I love black ice..haha!

      1 · January 19, 2013

    • Christopher D.

      LOL, chrichey Martin, take it back, stick it in the blender..

      1 · January 19, 2013

  • Martin

    Is anyone still going.....would help to know how many. If your going don't let a single snow flake stop you....as Jane said if you want I'm sure they will be happy.....gotta see leroy!

    January 18, 2013

    • Ian M.

      Hi Aless! Last time, people assembled at 09.15 and got a later train. So if Mark is going to give people lifts from the station, he wouldn't expect people to arrive on that train.

      January 19, 2013

    • Martin

      I phoned no one there at midday

      January 19, 2013

  • Jane A

    Thank you to those of you that can go today - please those of you that cannot go - sign up for the next one on 23 Feb if you can - its under the suggested tab here on the vegan meetup site - if you dont we dont get a look in for next time. Heres hoping Friend can get a little help todayxxxx :)

    1 · January 19, 2013

    • Martin

      I tried...but don't have a car

      January 19, 2013

  • Talya

    Hey, I'd also love to join and will possibly be driving from Crouch End, North London if anyone else is local and wanted a lift? What time should we be there for?

    January 3, 2013

    • Jane A

      if you are going Martin i am sure they will be very grateful - hopefully a few locals can make it Jx

      1 · January 18, 2013

    • Dave S.

      If you got a spare seat I am in.

      1 · January 18, 2013

  • Hildegard

    I would love to come but I don't have any wellies. I will try to borrow some or buy a pair in the morning. Does anyone have a spare pair by any chance? Hopefully the weather lets the event go ahead!

    January 18, 2013

    • Jane A

      Hildegard - sorry its cancelled due to weather or travel conditions - if you can 'add your name' to the next one under 'suggested meetup' its for 23 Feb. Many thanks Jx

      January 18, 2013

  • Jane A

    Dear Guys - have posted the new date for those that cant make tomorrow due to snow and travel conditions - its on here as suggested meetup so please sign up so that it gets published - many thanks for your kindness and generosity to Friend - if you would prefer to make a donation they are on Facebook under 'Sanctuary Kent'. Or if you can/want to help on a regular adhoc basis they would welcome you - and give you a very tasty cooked meal!..Janex

    January 18, 2013

  • Jane A

    Dear Guys

    we have decided to cancel tomorrows volunteer day due to current weather conditions, some people were concernd about travel. However if you live locally or can get there - please do as Friend are always needing help around the sanctuary.

    The next one will be end of February, i will post the details. Many thanks for your generous support and hope to see you all there very soon.

    janex

    January 18, 2013

  • Jane A

    Keep an eye on the weather - if trains are running and roads are ok then the day is still on. For those driving - unless you have snow chains or are ok about driving - keep an eye on the weather - the sanctuary are always needing help with feeding etc.

    January 18, 2013

  • Daniela

    Want to know something funny? I was waiting at Charing x at 9am last Saturday, I waited 30 minutes then I thought perhaps I got the wrong date.... I did... If we don't go this Saturday I will definitely make it next one.

    1 · January 17, 2013

    • Martin

      That's easily done when you love animals. You just got there ahead of your heart

      1 · January 17, 2013

  • Jane A

    Dear all - checking out the weather conditions tomorrow morning as its still too early to tell whether it will come our way or not - will keep you posted. If its heavy snow forcast then it may not be a good idea to drive and trains may well be affected. if this is the case will postpone till next week.

    January 17, 2013

  • Chris D

    This will be my second visit to Friend and the first time I've travelled there by train. See you at Charing X mainline at 9.15.

    January 16, 2013

    • Ivan D.

      Hey Chris look forward to seeing you again, hopefully we won't be shovelling s*** all day :D

      1 · January 16, 2013

    • Martin

      Errrrrrr Yes you will. Bring mask too

      1 · January 16, 2013

  • Jane A

    if anyone needs some cheap green wellies - i went to the local or B and Q garden centre - i think they were around 10-15 quid - but if someone knows anywhere cheaper........

    January 16, 2013

  • Maria Pia (.

    I'd love to come

    January 14, 2013

  • Sebastian

    I hope we are at least 4 people going by train. A 50% discount is great. Looking forward to seeing you. :)

    January 3, 2013

    • Sebastian

      No. We show up at the ticket office and get as many tickets as we need. Everyone gets his or her own printed ticket (one outbound and one return ticket)

      1 · January 13, 2013

    • Jane A

      yup - as Sebastian says - u turn up at the tkt office - more than 4 means group discount of 50% etc, - it is helpful if you have some small denomination notes/pound coins as well. Look forward to seeing you!

      January 13, 2013

  • Martin

    Bring lots of food many mouths to feed.

    1 · January 10, 2013

  • Daniela

    Charing x is good for me. See you there. X

    January 4, 2013

  • Daniela

    Anyone going from surbiton???

    January 3, 2013

    • Jane A

      Hi Daniela - hope to see you - can you make the meet at Charing x?

      January 4, 2013

  • Kalpana

    Let's check the route and go from wherever is easier ... Great.

    January 3, 2013

  • Jane A

    I also suggest a change of trousers - due to rainfall its been quite muddy at the sanctuary.

    Please also if you could bring change with you to charing x - we get group discounts - and found it saves time at the ticket office if we have the right change!

    January 3, 2013

  • Kalpana

    I will be driving from Central London.... Can I please arrive there around 11.30 am? Thank you.

    January 3, 2013

    • Kalpana

      I live in st. johns wood .... happy to go together if it suits anyone ....

      January 3, 2013

    • Jane A

      Good idea if you can share lifts!

      January 3, 2013

  • Symantha

    You need to change the time of this meet-up, as it is indicating the evening to meet.

    1 · January 3, 2013

    • Robb

      Well spotted, Symantha!
      I've changed it for you, Jane.

      1 · January 3, 2013

    • Jane A

      Thanks Robb! :)

      January 3, 2013

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